Spring is a glorious time of year to explore southern Thailand – especially if you’re looking for a beach break. The weather is heating up, but you’ll miss the winter crowds that flock here over Christmas. Visit in April and you can join the water fights of Songkran festival, too.
This 10-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour starts and ends in Phuket. You’ll spend the night on a floating raft house in Khao Sok Lake before visiting the lagoons, limestone cliffs and beaches of Krabi – and cruising through the Andaman Islands in search of wildlife and fiery sunsets.
Spring is a unique time to explore Sri Lanka – while the southwest monsoon is just beginning, you’ll escape the crowds and see the country rejuvenated by rain. This 12-day TRIPS by Culture Trip group tour starts in Colombo, before moving north to visit the elephant herds of Minneriya National Park and the Sigiriya rock fortress.
Learn how to cook Sri Lankan curries in Kandy, visit the tea plantations of Ella and explore the south coast on a wildlife safari in Yala National Park.
Bali lies just south of the equator, so spring here is a transition between the wet and dry seasons – ideal if you want to beat the high season crowds and have cooler, drier weather for hiking and snorkelling. This 12-day TRIPS by Culture Trip group tour to the Island of the Gods takes you on a sunrise hike to Mount Batur and includes visits to the underwater statues of the Gili Islands and the quirky cafes and bars of Canggu.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to cook Balinese curries, swim in wild waterfalls and learn about the nuances of Balinese religious ceremonies as you tour across the Indonesian island.
April 30 is Reunification Day in Vietnam, one of the most important holidays of the year. It’s also the spring season – when the weather is warming up before the summer rains arrive. It’s therefore a beautiful time to explore the northern rice paddies and karst scenery of Lan Ha Bay.
This 12-day tour from TRIPS by Culture Trip starts with street food in Hanoi, followed by a hike in the countryside and a cruise into the limestone bays along the coast. Take the train south to the old Imperial capital of Hue, before the tour finishes with a walking tour of ancient Hoi An.